Sam Bennett rues miscues as he misses out on Tour de France yellow jersey

The Irishman admits he got his sprint slightly wrong as he finished fourth on stage one

Sam Bennett on stage one of the 2020 Tour de France (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Sam Bennett says wrong decisions cost him a first Tour de France stage win and yellow jersey on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.

The Irishman looked well-positioned to contest the sprint for the line, but couldn't match the raw power of the Alexander Kristoff who powered to the stage win after a treacherous opening day.

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